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Brute force: 619 HP from the Cadillac CTS-V!

The performance saloon segment has for years been the exclusive domain of German manufacturers, for vehicles like the Audi RS6, the BMW M5 or the new Mercedes E63 AMG set the bar so high that most others don't even try to compete. So it's all the more surprising that the American Cadillac of all brands has suddenly hit back with the CTS-V, a lighting ride which has left a good many journalists pale-faced and shaken after test drives. 564 series HP and a massive maximum torque of 747 Nm are a clear challenge to Munich, Ingolstadt and Stuttgart. What is more, Cadillac is now marketing the CTS-V in Europe for 74,400.00 euros - which needless to say leaves its German competitors trailing on the price-performance front.

Tradition, as everyone knows, is an obligation to deliver. That is why is offering special performance tuning for the Cadillac CTS-V, timed to coincide with the American performance saloon's European launch. The four-door Cadillac with the tapered bonnet is powered by a classic eight-cylinder engine with a capacity of 6.2 litres, taken from the latest Corvette ZR1. The large intercooler and the compressor below are hidden under the massive power dome hood. Thanks to an increase in air charge pressure, the engineers at have now conjured an impressive 619 HP from the CTS-V at 5900 rpm, which means a top speed of over 330km/h thanks to a shortened fifth and sixth gear. Not only that, but they've raised the maximum torque to a brutal 850 Newton metres - a level few sports cars can match.

One thing is for sure: the Geiger Cadillac CTS-V shoots into action in all situations and keeps a joyful grin on its driver's face in every one of its manual gears. Not only that, but its optimised chassis means the CTS-V offers the perfect balance between long-distance comfort and an uncompromising hunger for curves and speed.

In the face of such American sports perfection, we can only say "hats off"!"

Technical data, Geiger Cadillac CTS-V

* Engine: 6.2 litres V8 with compressor, increased charge pressure
* Power: 619 HP at 5900 rpm
* Max. torque: 850 Nm at 4000 rpm
* Bore x stroke: 103.2 x 92.0mm
* Drive: rear-wheel drive
* Gears: 6-gear transmission; 5th and 6th gear shortened
* Brakes: ventilated disc brakes at front and rear
* Top speed: 330km/h
* Price: 84,900.00 euros

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